Saturday, December 20, 2014

It’s Santa Claus!

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Hi everyone,

There is only one week left before Christmas and then Santa will be visiting. I have seen a number of Santa type cards in the style I have created today online and I have been wanting to create one for sometime. Well as you can see I have finally gotten around to it. 

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This one was CASED by one I saw on Carrie Stamps blog. The main difference for mine is that I used the Circle Spiral Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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Here is my card fully opened.

Stamps: Merry Nice – Prima
Paper: White; Flesh; Red; Black; Blue
Dies: Spiral Circle Pull Card; Lorna Labels Pop Up; All Seasons Tree – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Simply Scallops; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax; Sizzix Royal Label Framelits
Other: Red Ink; SU Bird Punch; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Elizabeth’s Transparent Double Sided Tape; Foam Tape

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas Stand Up Card

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Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Christmas is less then a week away, so I am sharing one last Christmas card I have created using Peel Off Stickers and one the Stand Up Helper Word dies. This card is a variation of one created by Karen Aicken earlier in the year where she had the main stand up portion of the card in the centre and two flat panels on either side. I thought it would be fun to just have the main panel with the flat panel on just one side which means the side panel can be adjusted depending on how you wish to decorate it, this also makes it easier to use the longer Stand Up Helper word dies for this style of card. If you want more details on Karen Aicken's card you can find it here

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Here is how I created my card: 

1. Cut a piece of white card so it is 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. Score at 4 1/4 inches along the 8 1/2 inch side and fold. You now have a card that is 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches.

2. On the front of your card measure in 1 3/4 inches from the left hand side. Use your trimmer to cut from the bottom of your card to the fold line so you have two separate pieces on the front only. Decorate the left hand panel with designer paper which measures 1 1/2 inches x 4 inches and the right hand panel with designer paper which measures 3 1/2 inches x 4 inches. Find the centre of the right hand panel, score and fold into a mountain fold. 

3. Open the right hand panel of the card and measure up from the edge of the card 1 1/8 inches, position the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper die so that the straight edge of the die is on the 1 1/8 inch mark. Make sure the die is centred within the right hand part of the card. Secure die with removable tape so it doesn't move while die cut. Tip: Ensure both the left and right hand front panels are lifted up when die cutting the sentiment. 

Die cut the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper die again this time from red card, trim along bottom edge and adhere to the Merry Christmas on the main card. Fold the Merry Christmas up so it is standing upright.

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4. Cut a piece of blue designer paper 3 3/4 inches x 3 inches. Adhere this to the inside of the card so it covers the hole from when we die cut the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper. Make sure there is approx an 1/8 inch border on the right hand side and the top of the card. Cut a piece of designer paper 3 3/4 inches x 7/8 inches and adhere this to the right panel in front of the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper die. (Note: a small amount of designer paper will be in the area under the left hand panel).

5. Glue the left hand panel to the back panel.

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6.From the Jackie's Christmas Dolls in Oval Peel-Off Stickers, place the Girl with Handwarmer and Hat Peel-Offs onto white card that has Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet on top. Remove release sheet, cover peel-offs with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique here. Color your images as desired. Add 
Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots to the circles on the girls dress. Cut out oval shape and hat.

7. Use the main die from the Accordion Oval Card set to cut an oval from white card. Trim out the inner oval and use this to layer the Jackie's Christmas Dolls in Oval image to. Place foam tape to the lower half of the back of the image and attach it to the bottom portion of the right hand panel.

8. Adhere the hat image to the bottom right hand corner of the card as per photo. Add three of the black snowflakes to the blue designer paper on the inside of the card.

9. Die cut two of the small snowflakes from the Snowflakes Die set from white card which has been covered with Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm. Remove protective backing and add Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. Add Red/Gold Glitter Dots to each of the snowflakes. Attach to left hand panel using foam tape.

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Here is the card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: 
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper (939)
Snowflakes Die (757)
Red / Gold Glitter Dots (SKU 7018)
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (639)
Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet (502)
Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm (508)
 
Other
White Card
Carta Bella Bundled Up 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Foam Tape




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Christmas Ornament Card

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Hi everyone,

My card today was created using the Sizzix Tags Framelits die set with stamps and the Sizzix Ornaments Triplits set.

Paper: White; Red; Green; DP
Dies: Sizzix Tags Framelits with Stamps; Sizzix Ornaments Triplits
Other: Black Ink; Ribbon; Foam Tape

 

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Anniversary

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Hi everyone,

My card today is a card I made to give to my DH to celebrate our 42nd Anniversary which was on Tuesday. When I started looking through my newer stamps needing to be inked, I found these cute owls from Woodware Stamps which I thought would be perfect ….. seeing I love owls.

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Of course I wanted to make a special card for him so I decided on a Pop Up card using the Lucy Label Pop Up Die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I paper pieced the owls using designer paper.

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Here is the inside of my card using a different angle so you can see the pop up section of the card a little better.

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Earlier in the year I saw a card created by Summer which listed the number of months, days, weeks etc during their Five Year Marriage. I loved the idea and immediately went looking for a site that could convert this info. You can find her card here, I was originally going to just print out the info and use that somehow on my card, but it didn’t have the look I wanted, so I ended up designing the Happy Anniversary Block using Photo Shop which I saved so I can just convert this to any occasion I want, just by changing the text.

Stamps: Owl Love – Woodware Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Sew Lovely DP; Summer Lovin’ DP – Carta Bella
Dies: Lucy Label Pop Up; Spiral Circle Pull Card (heart) – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Arrows Embossing Folder: Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

From Our House To Yours

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Hi everyone,

It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.  This week the challenge is hosted by Me.

This time round I have challenged us to create a card using Thomas Kinkade Stamps.

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For my card today I used  Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade Graceland Christmas and Night Before Christmas. As you can see I have created a stand up card and used only part of the image on my card.

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Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

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Want to play along????

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF68. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Steph Ackerman
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    Stamps: Thomas Kinkade Graceland Christmas; Night Before Christmas – Cornish Heritage Farms
    Paper: White; Blue; Vintage Winter DP - Maja Designs
    Dies: Royal Flip-its Card Framelits; Royal Labels Framelits
    Other: Black Ink; Red Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Karen Burniston December Designer Challenge Card 3

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    Hi everyone,

    As promised this morning, I am back with another card for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time round the theme Karen has given us is Pop it Ups for every month! The Design Team will be creating Pop It Ups cards to fill the calendar for a year.

    In my previous last two blog posts I have shared my “January” card and “February” card for this challenge which you can see by scrolling down to the previous post.

    Today we are jumping to the month of September. Here in Australia we celebrate Father’s Day on the first Sunday in September.

    I had originally planned to create something other than an Accordion card for this card seeing my card in the previous post was an Accordion card. But then Karen Burniston posted her YouTube video on how to create a Landscape Accordion Card from a Portrait style Accordion (Katie Label or Oval Accordion Card sets), so of course I had to play with this idea. You can see Karen’s video here.

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    I used the Katie Label Accordion Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs to create my card today. I decorated a couple of the pages using the Katie Stars Frame Edges.

    I recently received the Art Impressions His & Hers Campers clear set from a friend as an early Christmas present which I thought would work perfectly for my card.

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    Here is a close up of the last two pages of my Accordion Card.

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    Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

    Stamps: His & Hers Campers – Art Impressions; Father’s Day Stamp Set – Simon Says Stamps
    Paper: White; Natural; Green; Campfire Coffee – Cosmo Cricket
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion Card; Katie Stars Frame Edges designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Karen Burniston December Designer Challenge Card 2

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    Hi everyone,

    As promised yesterday, I am back with another card for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time round the theme Karen has given us is Pop it Ups for every month! The Design Team will be creating Pop It Ups cards to fill the calendar for a year.

    Yesterday I shared my “January” card where I celebrated Australia Day for this challenge which you can see by scrolling down to the previous post.

    My card today is for the month of “February” …. Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 19th 2015. Next year is the Year of the Sheep which is the year I was born and my star sign is Aries … which is the Ram … so I guess I am a double sheep hehe!

    I created an Accordion card using the Circle Accordion Card and the Fancy Label Accordion Card die sets designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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    Here is a close up of the first two pages of my Accordion Card. On the first page I have used a stamp from Sister Stamps. On the second page I added the Happy Chinese New Year 2015 greeting, to create this I used the Happy New Year die. To create the word “Chinese” I used letters from the Merry Christmas (CH) and Season’s Greetings (INESE) dies.

    I decorated the edges of each page using the Square W/Circle Frame Edges and Fancy Frame Edges.

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    This is a close up of the last two pages of my card. On the third page I used the Alphabet 1 Upper Key Peel-Off Stickers to create “Year of the” I added Kanji symbols to the first and last pages from the Asian Signs Peel-Off Stickers.

    I added a charm to the top of the first and last pages.

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    Here is the front of the card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. On the top left corner of my card I added a friendship/good luck knot using Mizuhiki cord and in the lower right hand corner I added an oriental coin.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month. I will also be back later today with my final card I have to share with you for this challenge.

     

    Stamps: Mei Lin; Kiyomi – Sister Stamps; Punny Farms- MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Red; Black; Gold
    Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Fancy Label Accordion Card; Square w/Circle Frame Edges; Fancy Frame Edges; Clocks & Gears – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy New Year; Merry Christmas; Season’s Greetings – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other ECD Products: Alphabet 1 Peel-Off Stickers; Asian Signs Peel-Off Stickers
    Other: Mitzihiki Cord; Charms; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Karen Burniston December Designer Challenge Card 1

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    G’day Mates!

    It's time for our December Karen Burniston Designer Challenge, this time round the theme Karen has given us is Pop it Ups for every month! The Design Team will be creating Pop It Ups cards to fill the calendar for a year.

    I have created three cards for this challenge this month and for my first card, I am starting with January! January 26th is Australia Day and as I am an Aussie, I just had to create a card to celebrate this occasion.

    I have used the Spiral Circle Pull Card to create my card. To decorate my card I used Honey the Bear which I converted from a bear to a koala. I had to make the ears bigger and give the koala an oval nose and I cut some black claws from the paws which I added to the hands and feet. Of course a koala needs to eat, so I used the Curvy Leaves die to create gum leaves.

    I computer generated the “G’day Mate” which I die cut using the speech bubble from the Lorna Labels Pop Ups Card die set.

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    On the “flip” side of my card I added a Koala themed sentiment. On the right hand side of my card, I added the All Season Tree to create a gum tree and along the bottom of my card I used the grass from the Outdoor Edges die set.

    The green dots on the closure pieces are faux candy dots I created by die cutting the Seasons Fancy Frame Edges dots frame and layering two dots together and then adding some Glossy Accents over them.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month. I will also be back tomorrow with another card to share with you for this challenge.

     

    Paper: White; Brown; Green; Black; Grey; DP

    Dies: Spiral Circle Pull Card; Honey the Bear; Clocks & Gears; All Season Tree; Outdoor Edges; Lorna Labels Pop Up Card; Seasons Fancy Frame Edges designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Crystal Flower (circle for ears); Bunch of Flowers (Koala’s Nose) – Elizabeth Craft Designs

    Other: Glossy Accents; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Oh Christmas Trees

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    Hi everyone,

    I have another Christmas Card to share with you today. This time round I have created a Stand-Ups card using the Sizzix Charming Stand-Ups Card Framelits.

     

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    To decorate my card I have used the Sizzix Christmas Trees Triplits set and the Sizzix Charming Framelits die set with stamps.

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    Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    Paper: White; Green; Red; DP
    Dies: Sizzix Christmas Trees Triplits; Sizzix Charming Stand-Ups Card Framelits; Sizzix Charming Framelits with Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

     

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    Saturday, December 13, 2014

    A Winter Birthday

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Heather Pulvirenti brings us our final challenge for the year, as we are all taking a break so we can spend time with our families, but we will be back next year with lots more fun challenges to play along with Smile.

    Heather has challenges us to created a winter themed birthday card.

    For my card today I have created an accordion card. I have combined two accordion dies to create my card, the Circle Accordion card and the Fancy Labels Accordion card die sets designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs..

    I decorated my card using Chilly the Penguin which is another die set designed by Karen Burniston.

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    Here is my card closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Holly Flores (December Guest Designer)
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    Paper: White; Blue
    Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Fancy Label Accordion; Circle Accordion; Outdoor Edges – Chilly the Penguin; Seasons Fancy Frame Edges; Spiral Circle Pull Card; designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: ECD Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Elizabeth’s Transparent Double Sided Paper; Foam Tape

     

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    Friday, December 12, 2014

    It’s a Riley Blog Hop!

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    Hi everyone!

    Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! Come join us as the Riley and Company Design Team take you on a journey discovering all sorts of Riley fun! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

    This time round Riley and Company will be releasing 33 new Funny bones sentiments and 6 new Retro Folk images!

    Here are this month’s specials:

    Special #1:  Buy the entire unmounted set of 39 new Funnybones  for only $99! (Save $96!) (Offer not available to wholesale customers.) Limit one per customer. Offer ends December 31st.

    Special #2:  You can also get a set of 3 FREE Funnybones stamps (our choice) AND a limited edition logo stamp during this release by simply placing an order of $30 or more (before tax) in the first 24 hours of the release! (One per customer please.)
      
    Special #3:  But wait - there's more! As an added bonus, we are giving EVERYONE FREE SHIPPING from Thursday night at 9 pm CST until Sunday night at midnight CST! Just enter FREESHIP

    in the coupon code section! 

    BLOG CANDY!
    We will be choosing two lucky winners from the comments on RILEY's blog! ..... to win Gift Certificates to the Riley & Company online store!!! So make sure you head on over to the blog and leave a comment to be eligible to win.

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    For my first project today, I used the Fitness? Funny Bones sentiment … as you can see I have created a mini pizza box and a mini pizza to go into the pizza box … on the inside lid of the pizza box I added the new Fitness? sentiment.

    To decorate the outside of the box I used green, white and red and added the word Pizza using peel off stickers.

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    Here is another view of my pizza box project.

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    And one more view of my project.

    Stamps: Fitness? Funny Bones Sentiment – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Off White; Tan; Red; Brown; Black; Green
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax; Various Circle Punches; ECD Alphabet Peel-Off Stickers

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    For my second project today I created a Canister shaped card which I decorated using the new Cook Retro Folks image.

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    Here is the inside of my card …. love this new Funny Bones sentiments, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what really happens to our clothes LOL!
    Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to Kendra DeCota’s blog and see what stunning creations she has install for you today.

    Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win some blog candy.

    Stamps: Cook; Calories – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Hot Pink; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Kitchen Canisters Bigz Die;

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